In June I’m challenging you to reeeeeach into the creative side of your brain. Write a mix of the straight-edge business blog posts that you’re used to writing with imaginative blog posts that you may not be used to writing. That means you get to paint pictures or deconstruct your favorite song or…
June Blog Post Ideas Start Now
1 – Images get shared on social media more than any other type of post. Consider taking a 30-day photo challenge and discuss it on your blog. Here is a site dedicated to photo ideas.
2 – What do you want to learn? Go crazy. Why not take up knitting or pickling or car maintenance? Chronicle your progress.
3 – The Webby Awards are announced in May. Find sites that inspire you and share.
4 – Are you a member of an association or do you sit on any boards? Talk about that work.
Tim Esterdahl of TE Creative Services has two great sources of blog post inspiration. Here’s what he has to say:
“First, find a forum related to your niche. Write a post about a forum topic with a lot of comments. If forum posters are talking about it, odds are others are searching for that topic, too. Second, look for the corporate media sites in your industry. I use automotive media sites like Toyota’s Press Site, but heck, even Walmart has a media news page. You never know when a new product or idea will be announced.” Read More »
Most successful business bloggers talk about the people around the office and the inter-workings of the organization. It’s the job of a blogger (or bloggers if you have several people managing your company blog) to connect with the reader, and you’re not going to do that with dry, impersonal blog posts. So…
…let’s get creative! Check out these 31 daily blog post ideas for May.
1 – May 1 is May Day and National Law Day. If you don’t feel like giving your readers a basket of candy and flowers, why not tell them about the laws that dictate your industry or business? Never ever give legal advice, but touch on the laws that matter.
2 – Donate the money you would’ve spent on a week’s worth of lattes to a creative project. Visit Kickstarter.com to find a project you can get behind. Don’t forget to write about it.
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The blog post ideas I’m sending out each month may be geared toward businesses that blog, but other types of bloggers are taking advantage, too. Check out the Urban Moo Cow’s Wordle and the Time-Lapse Blog’s Jargon Dictionary to see what I mean.
And, hey, if you decide to use one of these ideas on your blog, tell me about it. I’ll link to you in an upcoming blog post.
Enough of the chit chat. Let’s get to it! Here are your 30 blog post ideas for April.
1 – April 1 is April Fool’s Day. You know what to do.
2 – Remember that infographic you made earlier in February? Summarize how you created the infographic and how you promoted it. Think of it like a marketing case study.
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This is the third list in a series of 12 lists offering blog post ideas for every day of the year. If you like what you see, look at what was given away in January and February.
And by the way, many of these blog post ideas might make great newsletter article ideas, e-book topic ideas, and social media posts, too. As I mention in tip #9, it’s wise to re-purpose your best content.
Time to Start Blogging. Here’s Your 31 Blog Post Idea Starters for March.
1 – Make a Wordle.
2 – March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Hemophilia Awareness Month, March to Health Month, National MS Education and Awareness Month, National Nutrition Month, and Red Cross Month. March is also Women’s History Month. If any of these issues matter to you, write about them.
3 – What objections do you commonly hear during the sales process? Write a blog post addressing each objection.
4 – Watch a documentary. Write a movie review.
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1 – Go for a walk. Take an object you see on your journey and relate it to your business. For example, “10 Ways Our Product Is Like a Stop Sign.”
2 – February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Whether you care or not, expound on that.
3 – Look back through your emails. Any long-winded responses to client inquiries? Any extensive instructions to the “new guy” in the office? Take these emails and turn them into blog posts.
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1 – Send holiday greetings to your readers in a blog post.
2 – What can your blog readers look forward to this year? Summarize what you’ll be writing about (or hope to be writing about) in the coming months.
3 – How can you help your readers reach their New Year’s goals?
4 – This is typically a slow news time. What news can you announce on your blog and in a press release?
BONUS! BONUS! BONUS!
Bonus tip: Make an idea tree. Get your hands on a big piece of paper. Draw a straight line for the tree trunk. Write down every blog post idea that comes to mind where the branches and leaves should be. Keep the idea tree on your wall and add to it as ideas come to you.
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